The Republican party often claims to be the party of morality and tends to champion traditional Christian values, but many of the policies it seeks to enact – the subjugation of minorities, less access to vital social programs, discrimination against people who don’t share their religious or moral views – often go against the teachings of Christianity itself.
Now, a video from Friend Dog Studios is pointing that out.
The video shows “GOP Jesus” teaching his followers, but instead of teachings like “love your neighbor as yourself” and “Let he among us without sin cast the first stone,” this Jesus’s teachings are a little…well, different:
“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, And behold, now I’m all lazy and entitled. You shouldn’t have done that.”
The video also features GOP Jesus instructing his disciples to get a young girl “to a detention center” and not to bake cakes for certain people. He goes particularly berserk about saying “Merry Christmas” as well.
Twitter users find it refreshing that the sketch is bringing attention to the hypocrisy of many so-called Christian Republican politicians.
— Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) November 14, 2018
You know that saying, it’s funny because it’s true. This is hilarious. Watch it only if you want to laugh. And maybe cry a little. Jesus handing off a little child with “let’s get her off to a detention center”—yes, they go there.
GOP Jesus https://t.co/IWGvDsOLBp via @YouTube
— Rene Copeland (@renedcopeland) November 12, 2018
Best thing on the internet today to shed light in those dark, conservative corners of denial. They should all be forced to watch it!
— Alicia Buck (@alleybLFP) November 14, 2018
This is soooo perfect. @GOP – thanks to you I'll never listen to another Republican minister. You're all hypocrites.
— Jay Hunt (@JayHunt_) November 15, 2018
— Melinda Messenger (@melindamessnger) November 13, 2018
Yet the reason so many are laughing is – like a lot of great comedy – somewhat depressing.